Auseugaefa Va’asatia Poloma Komiti and Manogiamanu Etuale Fonoti.

Auseugaefa in, Manogiamanu out

Auseugaefa Va’asatia Poloma Komiti has a new role. He is Samoa’s new Consul heading the country’s Consulate Office in Sydney, the Government Press Secretariat confirmed yesterday. His appointment was announced at the launching of the Samoa Airways inaugural bi-weekly services to Brisbane in Logan last week.

1991 Hits

Top Stories

Local

Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr Leao Tuitama.

Govt. lifts vaccines moratorium

The moratorium imposed on the administration of the Mumps, Measles and Rubella (M.M.R.) vaccine in hospitals in Samoa has been lifted. This was confirmed by Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr Leao Tuitama in response to questions from the Samoa Observer. “We have a new rigorous approach to assure the mistakes of the past will not be repeated. 

171 Hits

CARITAS REPORT LAUNCH: The celebration yesterday included the launch of a key report (see story page 10). In this picture are Tuala Puletini, Monica Sio, Karen Anaya.

Caritas Samoa celebrates 10 years

Caritas Samoa celebrated their 10th year anniversary at the Tu’utu’uileloloto Hall with speeches highlighting their triumphs, performances for entertainment and food. The National Director of Caritas Samoa, Monica Sio said the future of the organization is looking up for the next ten years. 

700 Hits

World

Pedestrians stand near barbed wire at a legal Mexico-U.S. border crossing as they prepare to leave Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. The United States closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to inst

Migrants fearful, anxious in aftermath of Tijuana protests

Many Central American migrants camped in Tijuana after crossing Mexico in a caravan said Monday that a protest over the weekend by residents demanding they leave frightened them and left them even more anxious while they try to get into the United States.

2951 Hits

From left, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shake hands during the Leaders Electrification Project meeting as part of the APEC 2018

Acrimonious Pacific summit underscores China-US tensions

Pacific Rim leaders at a key Asian summit failed to reach agreement on a joint declaration on world trade for the first time in nearly three decades, highlighting the growing tensions between China and the U.S.

77 Hits

Sport

The Samoa national team in action on the first day of the F.I.B.A. Polynesian Cup Basketball tournament which officially kicked off at the National University of Samoa (N.U.S.) gymnasium yesterday.

Day 1 Recap of the 2018 Polynesia Cup

Cook Islands' veteran-savvy overwhelmed a young Samoa side in the Women's Division of the 2018 Polynesian Cup to take a commanding 80-47 victory. The ladies in green kept their defensive pace high, hounding the host nation with their full-court pressure defense.

230 Hits

Henderson says toppling All Blacks again "reassures" Ireland

Beating world champion New Zealand gave Ireland "reassurance," lock Iain Henderson said on Monday. Two days after toppling the All Blacks 16-9 for the first time at home, Henderson said the team's prime motivation was not to be a one-win wonder.

3912 Hits

Street Talk

Public condemn attempted attack on P.M. Tuilaepa

Attempts by two unidentified men, who tried to attack Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi in Brisbane, Australia on Wednesday night has shocked the nation and triggered condemnation from various fronts. Our reporter Yolanda Lavata’i speaks to the public to get their views on the issue.

Aotoa Peter, 33

Papaloloa

Atonio Sua, 32

Leulumoega

Carol Roger, 20

Vaitele Uta

Figoa Mailata, 45

Vaitele Fou

Fiumalosi Fereti, 40

Vaitele Uta

Lina Tofaino, 45

Nuufou

Maliko Sagote, 40

Faleula

Ola Faanama, 21

Leauvaa

Pita Ah Leong, 43

Siusega

Posina Palemia, 20

Vailele

Think a Minute

Think a minute…The famous scientist Albert Einstein did not always follow social customs. One evening the president of a university hosted a dinner to honor Einstein and give him an award.

Editorial

author picture

Police, L.T.A. and P.M. Tuilaepa

The tussle between the Police and the Land Transport Authority (L.T.A.) over the enforcement of traffic infringements and the collection of fines is an interesting one. Purely from an outside perspective, it appears to be a show of who has the biggest muscles and how far one can flex them.

348 Hits

Letters to the Editor

Re: Online transactions can be hacked U.S. system, no one can touch other’s computer because she/he has owned password to open and close it.

Re: Chequebook diplomacy Good editorial and a timely one with the Pacific Games around the corner. I will say this about the Games authority though. They have already committed to accommodate the athletes and officials in every hotel, motel in the country.

Re: Bank aware of local investors Cryptocurrency is taking over... and Onecoin is going to be the number one crypto in the world. So watch your wording carefully, Onecoin is not a scheme, it’s genuine Business with real office and real people, and has already 3.4already million members worldwide.

Entertainment

Rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, performs during the Philipp Plein women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy.

Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine arrested on racketeering charges

The rapper known as Tekashi 6ix9ine was in federal custody Monday awaiting a Manhattan court appearance on racketeering charges alleging that he participated in the July shooting of a bystander in Brooklyn and the gunpoint robbery of his gang's rivals last spring.

48 Hits

Technology

Henry Hailey, 10, plays the online game Fortnite in the early morning hours in the basement of his Chicago home.

Limiting screen time for your kid? It's harder than it looks

It is Saturday morning, and 10-year-old Henry Hailey is up at the crack of dawn. Still in PJs, his microphone-equipped headphones glowing blue in the dim basement, he fixates on the popular online game "Fortnite" on a large screen.

50 Hits

© Samoa Observer 2016

Developed by Samoa Observer in Apia